Putting Love First

...we seek to be a fully inclusive community of faith, transforming lives and Downtown Lafayette through the grace of Jesus Christ.

What To Expect?

You should expect to be warmly greeted and to feel right at home on your first visit. You’re certain to find friendly people who are ready to help you find your way without overwhelming you. Our Sunday morning worship is structured in a traditional, liturgical format. And whether you’ve been to a church before or not, you’ll find that the worship service is simple to follow, with teachings that are meaningful, thoughtful and relevant to your life. ALL are invited to come as you are!

Celebrating 175 Years in Lafayette

In 2020, we celebrated 175 years of Methodism in Acadiana. From the first Circuit Riders to our region in 1845, to our current physical location completed in 1925, First United Methodist Church has sought to offer God's love and grace to all throughout our community. We hope you will consider celebrating with us as we continue to live out our vision of "Putting Love First."

Upcoming Events

The leadership of First UMC continues to pray and discern the best course of action for our community of faith.

Under the guidelines set forth by the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, we are now happy to announce that in-person worship has resumed.

Here is what you can expect under the re-entry process:

-All persons entering worship must be attentive to any symptoms and excuse themselves if any are present or develop. Those who are vulnerable (over 65 and/or with preexisting conditions) are encouraged to be especially careful and should take precautions.

-Masks must be worn by everyone entering the building. For those who do not have a mask, one will be provided. Pastors and worship leaders will only remove masks when publicly leading worship.

-Seating will be arranged in such a way that allows for the practice of safe distancing by all members and guests.

-The worship service will be simplified for the foreseeable future. Child Care will be available, but Sunday School, and Coffee Fellowship will remain on pause until further notice.

-For those who are not comfortable returning to in-person worship, or who are not able to join us this week, we will continue to offer the opportunity to participate via Facebook Live through our FUMC page (

Thank you for your prayers and support during these unprecedented times and we look forward to seeing you again soon!